Scholarship Saturday: December 2020

Looking for free money to pay for college? Check out this month's round-up of featured awards for Scholarship Saturday!

Scholarships are an incredibly important part of being able to afford your college journey. Unlike student loans, you don’t need to pay scholarship money back, so you should apply to as many as possible! Each month, CollegeXpress highlights upcoming awards and contests as part of “Scholarship Saturday” to help make your search a little easier. Check out the featured awards below, and be sure to apply if you’re eligible. Good luck!

Upcoming deadlines

$1,500 | Easy Scholarship: Use a Greener Way to Travel for a Day
Deadline: December 31
Info: Applicant must be between the ages of 13 and 25. You could win an easy $1,500 scholarship just by using an environmentally sustainable way to commute to school, work, or another place you commonly visit. Just answer 5 easy questions about how you normally get around and we'll give you a greener way to travel (like cycling, walking, or carpooling), plus an easy way to calculate just how much carbon dioxide you'd save from being emitted into the atmosphere. Upload a photo of your greener commute. You'll fight global climate change *and* enter to win a $1,500 scholarship!

$3,000 | Student Essay Scholarship
Info: December 31
Deadline: Applicant must be a legal resident of the U.S. who is currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited college or university. In 1500 words or less, please explain the importance of good health, and how to overcome exterior factors/scenarios that can impact your path to a healthier life.

$500 | National High School Poetry Contest
Info: December 31
Deadline: Applicant must be a high school student. Poem of 20 lines or less is required to be submitted.

$1,000 | C.I.P. Scholarship
Info: December 31
Deadline: Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. 17 years of age or older who is currently enrolled in or plans to enroll in a program of higher education within the next 12 months. Applicants may be a full- or part-time student and attend a campus-based or online program.

$1,000 | CollegeXpress Gives Back Scholarship Contest
Deadline: December 31
Info: Applicant must fill out the registration form on CollegeXpress, answer one question in just one sentence: If you had unlimited funds, how would you give back to the world? And finish registration.

$5,000 | StudentCam Competition
Deadline: January 20
Info: Applicant must be currently enrolled in a high school in the U.S. Required to create a documentary between five and seven minutes on the theme: "'What's Your Vision in 2020?' Explore the issue you most want presidential candidates to address during the campaign."

$1,000 | Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship
Deadline: January 30
Info: Applicant must be a high school, college, graduate, or home schooled student who is a U.S. citizen or legal resident. A 140-character message about technology addiction is required to apply. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists; finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about technology addiction. Only online applications are accepted.

$15,000 | Making for Good Challenge
Deadline: January 28
Info: Applicants must work in teams of 2–4 to design a product solution that will help solve an environmental or societal problem in your home, school, community, or global population. Then, create a product design blueprint and submit a 60 – 90 second video discussing the problem, how your product can help solve it, and your team’s process using the 6-step engineering design process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, Test, and Improve!

$1,000 | Return 2 College Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 31
Info: Applicants must be college or adult students currently attending or planning to attend a two-year or four-year college or graduate school within the next 12 months. Students must be 17 years or older and U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The award may be used for full- or part-time study at either on-campus or online schools. Three sentence essay required on this topic: "Why are you getting your degree?"

$1,000 | New Year's Resolution Scholarship
Deadline: January 31
Info: Applicant must be 18 years or older, a legal resident of the U.S., and be currently, have been, or will be enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2022) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning (college, university or trade school). Share what your 2020 resolutions are and how you plan to keep them?

Want to continue the scholarship search? Find even more awards using our Scholarship Search tool, and check in with CollegeXpress next month for another Scholarship Saturday.

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